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Transcript of IRELAND
BY, Maria & Anita
What & Where is Ireland
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean
Area: 84,421 km2
It is separated from the West Coast of Great Britain by the;
St. George's Channel
Coordinates 53*25'N 8*0'W
5/6 of Ireland is covered by the Republic if Ireland
1/6 is covered by Northern Ireland
The Capital is Dublin
1st language of the Republic of Ireland is Gaeilge
Northern Ireland speaks Ulster Scots
The population is about 6.4m (6,378,000)
Ireland Exports 2012
Ireland Imports 2012
Brewed in almost 60 countries
Available in over 120
GUINNESS in UK, Ireland and North America is brewed in Ireland at the historic St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin"
Sold in 150 Countries
Most sold in;
Significant share in the African beer market
Sold since 1827
About 40% of Guinness is brewed and sold in Africa
Political & Economic System
President Michael D. Higgins
Prime Minister Enda Kenny
Mixed Economic System
Variety of private freedom,
Combined with centralized economic planning
Member of the European Union
The Celts invade the island of Ireland
Establish 5 kingdoms
Irish parliament passes the Act of Union with Great Britain
Officially becoming a part of the UK
The Irish Potato Famine begins
Lasts until 1848
Over 1m died and
Many others emigrate
Easter Uprising is started by Irish Nationalists
The British government then executes the rebellion leaders,
Infuriating the Irish public.
The Anglo-Irish War ends
Anglo-Irish treaty is signed
The Irish Free State is created;
Consisting of 26 southern counties.
Six northern countries remain part of the United Kingdom.
Government formally declares Ireland a republic
Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth
Ireland joins the European Economic Community.
Ireland signs the Maastricht Treaty
Establishes the European Union.
Euro replaces the Punt as the national currency.
Government begins a 20-year plan to create a bilingual society.
Ireland loses its AAA debt rating
Public finances deteriorate amid a deep recession
Government agrees to an 85 billion Euro rescue package
With European Union and the IMF.
Irish voters approve the European Union fiscal treaty
60% supporting the European Union-backed austerity program.
Arthur Guinness (1725–1803)
Founder of the Guinness brewery business
Diageo has more than 28,000 talented people working to grow the business and nurture the brands.